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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM FOOTBALL NSW
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COVID-19 RESOURCES by AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Be Informed, Be Aware, Be Careful, Be Guided, Stay at Home (where you can), Stay Safe...
- HELP STOP THE SPREAD: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/videos/coronavirus-video-help-stop-the-spread#
- RECENT TRAVELLER: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/videos/coronavirus-video-recent-traveller
- GOOD HYGIENE STARTS HERE: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/videos/coronavirus-video-good-hygiene-starts-here
- STAY INFORMED: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/videos/coronavirus-video-stay-informed
- COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR OLDER AUSTRALIANS: https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-older-australians.pdf
For more information, visit the Department of Health website here.
Please refer to the following useful links for additional information:
For more information see Football NSW website: https://footballnsw.com.au/2020/03/16/football-nsw-covid-19-update-monday-16th-march-2020/?fbclid=IwAR2HPLYcTPMvovkDxE3NOse1A0GhGpCzuj8Dypdi_0C3K78HcQPG8l-tIZA
Australian Government Department of Health Advisory click here.
Please contact registrar or call 0431 584 355 to enquire.
For any registration questions, please check first our FAQs here.
If you still have questions, check FAQs section on webpage else call 0431 584 355.
Community Coaching Courses
Upcoming community coaching courses within the Association.
Skills Training Certificate Course running on two night on April 20 & 27. Cost is $90. Venue is Girraween Park. To register - click here.
You can also register to any nearby coaching courses if you like.
Finding a Coaching Course, click here.
GDFRA are looking for new referees to officiate in 2020 season.
For more information and details, please check the GDFRA website at http://gdfra.org.au/index.html
Football NSW News
26 March , 2020 By Mark Stavroulakis
As the reality of COVID-19 continues to unfold, our thoughts are with you, our participants, your families, the football community and the broader community at large.
At Football NSW, your health and wellbeing is our number one priority as we navigate these uncharted waters.
As you are aware, the Federal Government has recently imposed increased restrictions and measures to confront and minimise the spread of COVID-19. As we all should, Football NSW supports these measures and we have, ourselves, begun to take the necessary steps to adapt how we conduct our business, safeguard our staff, and service and support our members as best we can.
For your information, I maintain constant contact with the State Government, its relevant agencies and other State Sporting Organisations who find themselves in a similar situation to ours, I sit on football’s National COVID-19 Working Group, my staff convenes regular teleconferences with our Associations and Clubs, and we regularly liaise with anyone who reaches out for guidance and assistance.
As you know, last week our national governing body, Football Federation Australia (FFA), together with all Member Federations, temporarily suspended all football, including matches, training sessions, courses and all other football related activities until 14 April 2020. Whilst this is a temporary measure and may in time be extended, we continue to work with FFA and your respective Associations/Clubs to ensure the long-term sustainability of our sport so that the game may return to normal as soon as possible.
As the largest participation sport in New South Wales, and indeed Australia, we all have a collective responsibility to take action to help slow the spread of COVID-19. I understand the impact this has on you all, and I appreciate your ongoing cooperation and support. Football is a large ecosystem and we cannot underestimate the importance of the role each of us play within that system and the impact our actions might have on the game as a whole.
While football is temporarily suspended, it is important to continue to support each other during these difficult times. I understand that many of you have registered with your local Club for season 2020 and we are well aware of your love of the game and your desire to return to the pitch as quickly as possible. To ensure we can all continue to enjoy the game we love when football does recommence, we need to keep our Clubs and Associations strong and operating, and they need to know the community has their back. Our sport as a whole, and our football clubs in particular, have always played a pivotal role in our community, acting as facilitators of health and wellbeing whilst being a cornerstone in the creation of social cohesion.
For your information, I have attached a series of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ that we have developed, and I am committed to keeping you updated as new information becomes available.
In closing, I would like to thank you all for your patience and continued support. Our game has never before faced such a challenge, however our love of football and sense of community has never been stronger.
Please look after yourselves and your loved ones, stay strong and healthy and please follow all the Government’s guidelines.
Football NSW CEO
CLICK HERE TO VIEW FOOTBALL NSW’S FAQ’S ON COVID-19
Date: Thursday 24th April 2020
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Valentine Sports Park, 235-257 Meurants Lane Glenwood
Ages: 4-11 years
Cost: $65.00 for new participants (includes a Football NSW MiniRoos Jersey + Football and also a certificate of participation).
A total of up to 3 hours of fun filled football activities with approximately 2 hours of skills activities, 1 hour of matches and fun activities with the MiniRoos Inflatable Shooting Target.
Parents can take place in a FREE Coach Education Workshop on the day while the kids are playing! Get some valuable tips and tricks for best practice coaching methods from Football NSW – MiniRoos coaches!
Don’t miss out on the Football NSW MiniRoos Jersey + Football ! There will also be plenty of opportunities for more FNSW prizes and giveaways on the day!
What to Bring
Players are advised to bring a hat, full drink bottle, football boots, shin pads, healthy lunch and snacks to fuel them throughout the day, and to wear weather appropriate clothing. Football boots are not compulsory, and players are welcome to wear joggers. Shin pads are compulsory for safety.
Please be aware that players attending the day may have allergies (e.g. nut) and we ask that you consider this when packing your child’s food. We also have a no sharing food policy.
Parents/Guardians MUST sign their child/children IN and OUT on the day. If someone other than a parent is doing the pickup and drop off please notify the clinic director in writing.
Basic first aid and sunscreen will be available to participants throughout the day, as well as taps for players to fill up their drink bottles. Mandatory breaks are scheduled throughout the day for players to eat, re-apply sunscreen and stay hydrated.
Participants who require medication will also need to provide the clinic director with an action plan and show that required medication has been packed each day/where it is kept in the bag.
Wet Weather Policy
The MiniRoos Holiday Clinic will go ahead in wet weather, unless there is excessive rain predicted, thunder, lightning, hail or grounds become unsafe.
Hot Weather Policy
Football NSW gives due consideration to the effects of heat and humidity on athletes and particularly children involved in football activities. If ambient temperatures of 32°C or above are reached the MiniRoos Holiday Clinic may be cancelled.
Refunds are available up to 1 week prior to the event. There will not be any opportunities to apply for refunds following this time period.
For further information regarding the Football NSW MiniRoos April Holiday Clinic please contact Cameron Whitton – Game Development Officer, MiniRoos – firstname.lastname@example.org
Football Federation Australia News
1 April 2020
Football Federation Australia (FFA) today advised that, in light of ongoing developments since its original announcement, including stricter measures imposed by the Federal Government in response to COVID-19, the temporary suspension to sanctioned grassroots football competitions and associated training would remain in place until at least 31 May 2020.
The decision is another in a series of measures taken by FFA in response to COVID-19 in consultation with its State and Territory Member Federations and the National COVID-19 Working Committee.
FFA Chief Executive Officer James Johnson said: “Since our initial announcement, there have been numerous declarations made by, and introduced, across all levels of Government. The measures have continuously tightened restrictions around community gatherings, and the measures announced by the Prime Minister recently increased these restrictions further. While we were not due to make a formal assessment until 14 April 2020, we felt it best to consider our position now in light of this most recent announcement.
“We have determined, with the full backing of all Member Federations, that the temporary suspension to sanctioned grassroots football competitions and associated training will remain in place until at least 31 May 2020. We will continue to stay in close communications with our Member Federations in the lead up to 31 May 2020, to ensure that the individual circumstances of each state and territory in relation to the status of COVID-19 and the measures or restrictions imposed by individual State/Territory Governments are being considered.
“These are unprecedented times and at this moment, it is very difficult to predict what further measures will be introduced, or for how much longer current measures will be in place. As we have done with all our decisions to date, we will remain agile and responsive to the prevailing circumstances and still remain optimistic that our Member Federations, which are already considering what adjusted competitions will look like, will be able to complete the grassroots season this year.
“Any decision to resume grassroots football will be made in line with the Federal Government, taking into account the latest health advice at the time to ensure the safety and wellbeing of both the football and wider community, and in full consultation with our Member Federations and the National COVID-19 Working Committee. The safety of the football community remains our priority.
“We recognise that our participants across the country are eager to understand what all of this means for them so we hope that the announcement today can give them some piece of mind and we ask that they remain positive during these difficult times. As a sport, we must continue to undertake our civic duty as a responsible citizen and do everything we can to contribute to the national efforts to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Football people are resilient, have a strong moral compass and, consequently, I am sure our community will understand this position.
FFA will continue to communicate material updates in the lead up to 31 May 2020.
In order to help the grassroots football community stay active and connected throughout the temporary suspension period, FFA recently launched an online Skills Hub, developed in association with each of Australia’s nine Member Federations. To access the Skills Hub and get involved with the #PlayAtHomeChallenge, please visit www.playfootball.com.au/skills-hub.